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post #1 of 36 Old 06-22-2018, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Mitas E07 Dakar PLUS

Hi, long time lurker and first post

Does anyone have any experience with the + versions of the Mitas E07's? These are not your Standard or Dakar versions of the E07 but the + versions of both

The + tire comes in both a Standard and Dakar version showing on the MX1 Canada website (sorry, I'm not allowed to post links yet).

So far MX1 Canada has both the Standard + and Dakar + in a rear tire for the DL650. They told me that front sizes for our bikes should be arriving on a container by fall at the very latest.

I was also told the non + Standard and Dakar versions were being phased out by Mitas and they are out of stock on (non +) Standard and Dakar 150/70-17 for the DL650.

I'm not seeing any reviews on the Dakar + tire but have found some reports of the Standard + returning low mileage. I'm also seeing reports stating that the Standard (non +) tire returns better mileage than the Dakar (non +) E07

Considering the above, do you think I should go with the Dakar + over the Standard + to yield better mileage?

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Just go with the good ole original E07's.......love them.
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I was also told the non + Standard and Dakar versions were being phased out by Mitas and they are out of stock on (non +) Standard and Dakar 150/70-17 for the DL650.


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What? That figures...I finally find the perfect rear tire(Dakar) and they are going to phase it out.....someone smack their marketing team with an anvil please. Guess I will order three of them now dammit.

As for your question, I read some ho hum reviews on the + front, and I was really hoping it was going to be as good as the rear Dakar.

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Hi RiDR, See the comment in post #73 on https://www.stromtrooper.com/suspens...41-tire-8.html

No mention of the front tyre 110/80 R19 for the stroms in the 2018 catalog BUT that catalog would have been produced late 2017 and things may have changed.
There is no sense in Mitas continuing the old E-07 range alongside the E-07+ range and if I were a gambling man I'd bet London to a brick that the E-07 range gets dropped in the near future.
Looking at the tread pattern of the E-07+ the land/sea ratio has been enlarged and a lot more rubber will be in contact with the road which should improved the on-road capability of the tyre. However Mitas claim that off-road performance is improved as well. The posts lauding the attributes of Mitas 50/50 tyres for the Suzuki's refer to the old E-07 range. The E-07+ range has only been introduced recently (still waiting for the 110/80 R19 front tyre) and there hasn't been time for a long term evaluation.

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Just go with the good ole original E07's.......love them.
That's the problem big B, The old E-07 tyre has been superceded by E07+ . If you can still get a E-07 150/70 R17 from a dealer then buy it now while you can.

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Perhaps we shouldn't be too quick to assert that the E-07+ cannot be a better tire than the E-07?

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Sorry, but I can't find a single bad thing to say about the Dakar E07 rear. I lean it waaay over on the street and it has never wavered. I get over 10K miles on them and could go even more on the slab if I wanted. I can climb out of a trough off road by just letting the side lugs dig in and it tractors out every time. So how can the "improved version be better for me?

Anyone want to do a group buy on the rear Dakar's ? I already have 3 in my shopping cart....lol

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Perhaps we shouldn't be too quick to assert that the E-07+ cannot be a better tire than the E-07?

Look at Mitas E-07 PLUS | Adventure Rider
Thee guy in that thread posted that the compound is much softer and that he will get about 2,500 miles on his rear.....OMG

....nooooooooooooo........

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Well....I bought the last 2 that twisted throttle had. 5 showed in stock, then at check out only 2.... I seem to be the death of great 50/50 tires....I bought the Sava front and loved it, then bought 3 more on closeout and an that was it. I have one Sava left......{sniff}

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Thee guy in that thread posted that the compound is much softer and that he will get about 2,500 miles on his rear.....OMG

....nooooooooooooo........
That's for the + Standard tire, wonder if the + Dakar would yield better mileage. :|
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